Whether you’ve been a lorry driver for years, or you’re just starting on your way to getting your licence, getting involved in online communities can help you find job opportunities, get advice, discover tips and tricks for driving, meet like-minded people, and look at pictures and videos that are trucking and transport-related (both new and historic).
Many of the Facebook groups are closed groups where you will need to apply for membership (which is free); this is to reduce the amount of spam. It’s much easier to get accepted as a member if your profile or background picture has something related to heavy goods vehicles in it.
Once you join a group, make sure you check out the rules so that you don’t get banned!
Facebook has a huge number of groups and this is just a sampling of the more popular ones. There are specific regional groups so if you don’t see one that suits you here, try searching your county, city or town to see if a group exists.
Professional HGV Drivers Only: a closed group of over 30000 members for general chat about lorries
HGV Drivers Forum UK: a closed group of over 32000 members for UK truckers to discuss traffic info, safe places to stop overnight, job vacancies and life as a trucker.
Truck Drivers UK: a closed group of over 3800 members that are truck drivers
Truck Spotters UK: a closed group of over 4300 members that share photos of HGVs/LGVs of all types.
The HGV Heroes: a closed group of over 2900 members
HGV Drivers Can Park Here: a closed group of over 27000 members for drivers to rant about various things
HGV Drivers Stand United: a closed group of over 3400 members to discuss issues that affect drivers within the road haulage industry – more serious debate rather than general chat.
Hiab Heroes: a closed group over 1200 members specifically for hiab drivers.
HGV Driver Assist: a closed group of over 1400 members that help assist drivers find places to park up overnight
Types of trucks
Removal Lorries in UK & Ireland: a closed group of over 800 members that post photos of removal and furniture lorries throughout the UK and Ireland.
UK Recovery Trucks: a closed group of over 12000 members that share photos of, and talk about, recovery and breakdown trucks.
Timber Tractors and Lorries: a closed group of over 4800 members that share photos of various timber industry-related heavy machinery
Timber Trucks UK: a public group of over 4400 members that share photos of, and talk about, logging/timber trucks in the UK.
Tanker Trucks UK & The Rest: a public group of over 600 members that share photos of tanker trucks in the UK.
Bin Lorries and Waste Management Vehicles: a closed group of over 2500 people that share photos of bin lorries and waste management vehicles
ERF Lorries: a public group of over 5800 members for pictures, advice on maintenance and restoration, and general chat about ERF lorries
Hino Trucks & Lorries Dublin: a closed group of over 3000 members for photo of Hino lorries past and present
British Lorries…: a closed group of over 9000 members that only post and talk about British-built lorries from the early days to the present time.
Employment and careers
HGV Driving Jobs: a closed group of over 24,000 members for sharing and applying for jobs in driving
HGV Drivers Jobs Direct: a closed group of over 30,000 members run by a text jobs service.